Beginner Piano Foundations – Part 2

Follow the sections below to work through this learning track:
Section 1

Master the keys

Explore keys with more flats and sharps to build your confidence. Each major key is presented with the relative minor.

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Key of Bb Major

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of Bb Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with the swingin' tune "PWJ Avenue."

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Key of G Minor

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of G Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with a funkalicious groove!

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Key of D Major

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of D Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an upbeat Blues groove.

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Key of B Minor

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of B Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with a sweet Latin groove!

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Section 2

Fun Exercises and Improv

Practice fun exercises. Strengthen your fingers while playing chords, inversions, and patterns that sound great. Also discover how to get started with improvisation.

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Passing Chords & Reharmonization 1

Learn 3 essential techniques for adding passing chords or reharmonizing any song. Techniques include relative chords, secondary dominants, and lower neighbor diminished 7th chords.

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2
Scales for Improv on Major and Minor Chords

Learn a variety of scales to get started with improvisation over major and minor chords. After covering common progressions, you'll discover the tips and tricks to improvise with confidence.

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3
Endless Epic Chords 1

Build speed, strength, endurance, dexterity, & finger control with the Endless Epic Chords Exercise, & learn the progression that can be played endlessly down the piano.

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Epic Minor Chords 1

Develop finger control, strength, speed, stamina, and dexterity while playing one of the scariest chord progressions. Plus, learn how to play it "endlessly" down the piano.

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Piano Pedal Essentials

Learn everything you need to know about the piano pedals. We'll cover pedaling techniques, exercises, and how to use the pedal on a variety of styles.

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Section 3

More Keys

Now we're moving along the circle of 5ths adding more sharps and flats to our keys.

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Key of Eb Major

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of Eb Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with a fun Boogie song.

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Key of C Minor

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of C Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with a fun minor swing tune, "Long Ago."

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3
Key of A Major

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of A Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Put it all together with a fun rock song!

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4
Key of F# Minor

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of B Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original tune, "Jonny's Ghost Dance."

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Key of E Major

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of E Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original tune, “In the Country.”

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Section 4

All Triad and Major Scale References

This section covers all major and minor scales, all triad types, and inversions.

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All Major and Minor Scales Reference

Review the notes and fingerings for all major and minor scales through the circle of 5ths. Majors are presented with the relative minor scales.

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Major, Minor, Dim, & Aug Chords Reference

Learn all your triads in all 12 keys. You will discover the modifications made to each chord with the changing 3rd intervals. This is essential for any student who wants to play lead sheets and improve quickly.

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3
Major Chord Inversions

Learn all of the Major Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the "flat" shapes, "triangle" shapes, and "V" shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.

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Minor Chord Inversions

Learn all of the Minor Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the "flat" shapes, "triangle" shapes, and "V" shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.

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Foundations
4 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn new keys, chords, and progressions
  • Add songs to your repertoire in a variety of fun music styles
  • Play exercises to strengthen your fingers
Full Description

Continue your piano journey with new keys, chords, scales, and songs. You’ll also explore some new progression exercises that will strengthen your fingers. It’s all about practicing effectively, while having fun!

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